What You’ll Need
- Brown paper bag
- Markers or crayons
1. Tear off the bottom of a paper bag and cut a side seam to fully open the bag.
2. Crumple the paper. Then flatten it out.
3. Use markers to draw a map of your imaginary journey.
4. Draw an X on one part of the map where the treasure is hidden. Draw a path to the X.
5. Paint the map with water, spreading the colors. Let dry.
6. On the back of the map, draw a picture of the secret treasure hidden at the X.
For younger kids: Make the treasure hunt a reality, in the house or a small area of the backyard. You draw the map, hide a prize, and send your child on a journey to find it, using the visual clues on the map.
For older kids: Think big! Imagine a favorite destination—somewhere you’ve been before, or a place you dream of visiting. How would you get there? Airplane, car, spaceship? Use a map or an atlas to help you plot your course on a paper-bag map.
Craft by Heather Leann; text by Mary Sears.